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Mike Bhaiya Album Release

Mike Bhaiya (pronounced “buy-uh” and meaning older brother in Hindi) is a 24 year old MC based out of Boston by way of Philly. His debut album, The Universe Is Dreaming, was born of the love for this planet’s pop music that permeates its creators: Mike Bhaiya ’08 (APhillyated and The EBB and The Flow), Tim Sonnefeld (Usher, Dave Matthews, Asher Roth, The Last Emperor, GANG), and David Eastman ’07 (Chester French and Clinton Sparks). Its musical landscape is brought to life by the soul bearing yet sharply clever and poetic lyrics of a young man whose love, energy, and determination to better the world around him are so immense, that he is simply known as “Brother” across the Earth. Since he first touched the mic over a decade ago, Bhaiya has blossomed into an MC known for melding searing wit, poetic and lyrical genius, and an infectious and at times ferocious intensity, with his infinite love for humanity and Life. TUID is the first chapter in the musical legacy of a man who has devoted his existence to the uniting of the human race with each other, and the rest of the Universe.

Transitions Workshop tomorrow

To the Wesleyan Class of 2010:

You are about to experience a major change in your life. A natural lifecycle event such as graduation or first job can create anxiety and uncertainty.

In this Transitions Workshop you will:

— Learn about the three stages of all life transitions,

— Track your unique psychological pattern that emerges during stressful times,

— Learn concrete tools to help you navigate the challenges of graduation and life after Wesleyan.

Come and participate in an experiential workshop of lecture, personal writing (for your eyes only), and discussion.

Charlotte Wolovsky, LCSW, P’10, is a psychoanalyst and couples therapist who has been in private practice in New York City since 1976. She is president of the New York chapter of Imago Relationship Therapists (NYAIRT) and was director of Continuing Education for the Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy from 1998 to 2005.

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Career Resource Center

What: Transitions Workshop

When:  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where: Allbritton, Room 103

Transitions Workshop

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Allbritton, Room 103

To the Wesleyan Class of 2010:

You are about to experience a major change in your life. A natural lifecycle event such as graduation or first job can create anxiety and uncertainty.

In this Transitions Workshop you will:

— Learn about the three stages of all life transitions,

— Track your unique psychological pattern that emerges during stressful times,

— Learn concrete tools to help you navigate the challenges of graduation and life after Wesleyan.

Come and participate in an experiential workshop of lecture, personal writing (for your eyes only), and discussion.

Charlotte Wolovsky, LCSW, P’10, is a psychoanalyst and couples therapist who has been in private practice in New York City since 1976. She is president of the New York chapter of Imago Relationship Therapists (NYAIRT) and was director of Continuing Education for the Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy from 1998 to 2005.

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Career Resource Center

Friends of the Davidson Art Center student outreach event

Music! Art! FREE desserts from Fusion Bakery!
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for an evening of food, artist’s books, and jazz.
The event is designed to promote FREE student membership to the FDAC and to give students a chance to explore the nationally recognized historic Alsop House and the current Robin Price gallery exhibition after hours. Come for FREE delicious desserts, great art, and live music!
Date: Friday, May 7,
Time: 5-7 pm (stop by before going to the thesis films!)
Place: Courtyard of the Davison Art Center (where that fountain is)
All are welcome!

Shining Hope Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition

We’ve all heard about Shining Hope for Communities, the organization founded by Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jess Posner ’09, which works to alleviate poverty and gender inequality in Kenya’s Kibera slum.

What you probably don’t know is that Shining Hope, represented by Kennedy and Ari Tolman ‘10 have just won the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition! Shining Hope won the overall competition and the People’s Choice Award. That means they’ve won the grand prize of $50,000, plus an additional $1,000 for the People’s choice award. The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an international competition with over 800 entries.

Great work! Congratulations!

Last day of classes/ Cinco de Mayo CELEBRATION

This notice from Brian Papish ’10:

May 5th is the last day of classes. It is also bar night. It is a regional holiday in Mexico commemorating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is also Sarice’s birthday.

To celebrate all these impressive milestones, Orquesta Fiebre and La Boca have teamed up to bring you an evening of margaritas and salsa–and yes, we know salsa isn’t Mexican, but it IS hot. Come for dinner and hear the Latin jazz rhythm section from 6-8, or the main event with the full 31-piece orchestra from 9-12:30. It will be hot hot hot!

Date: May 5th
Time: 9 PM
Place: La Boca
Also: It’s 21+, sorry!

Apply to be on Social Committee

Want to be on social committee, the group that plans Spring Fling (as well as all other aspects of our social lives here at wes)?

For those who are total lamos, Spring Fling is Wesleyan’s annual mega-concert-awesome-event, duh. Applications for next year’s positions are due Sunday May 9th. Here’s the official blurb:

Spring Fling is an all-campus outdoor concert that happens every May.  In the past, artists like GZA, The Hold Steady, and TV on the Radio have come to rock out Wesleyan’s student body. If you would like to be a member of the Social Committee, the group that plans Spring Fling, in the 2010-2011 school year, please answer these questions and send them to mgardner@wesleyan.edu by Sunday, May 9th.  We will review all applications and contact applicants for interviews.  The committee meets once a week according to member availability.

1) What have you enjoyed about past Spring Flings?  What would you change?  If you have not been to a Spring Fling here, say not applicable.
2) Do you think it’s better to try to bring as many acts as possible, or would you rather spend the money on one big act?
3) What is the best concert you have ever attended?  Why?
4) Who would you like to bring next year?
5) Are you willing to wake up at 6 AM and set up Spring Fling?
6) Social Committee is looking for members with experience booking acts and arranging events. Have you done anything like this either at Wesleyan or elsewhere?
7) Is there anything else you would like to add?

Paint the Israeli Separation Barrier in the Usdan Courtyard

Members of ADAPT write in with an explanation of the wall that has been constructed outside of Usdan. I’d like to add that in the past few days the wall has received some damage, most likely from those who don’t understand, or don’t want to understand, what the purpose of the wall is. As with any political statement, there are those who will agree or disagree, and then there are those who will refuse to engage and/or will actively stifle others’ voices. Don’t do that?

From Saturday until Wednesday you may notice a free-standing 9-feet-tall wall in the Usdan courtyard. As members of Awareness, Dialogue, and Action about Palestine/Israel Today (ADAPT), we intend for this wall to represent the very real Israeli West Bank separation barrier. This barrier has devastated Palestinian life in a number of ways, including the seizure of Palestinian land for its construction, the blockage of Palestinian access to vital health and medical services, and the restriction of movement that has made it extremely difficult for Palestinians to sustain themselves economically. Much of the controversy over the wall stems from the fact that a great deal of the 640km (400-mile) barrier, started in 2002, is being built on territory Israel occupied in 1967, rather than along the internationally recognized boundary between Israel and the West Bank (BBC).

You may also notice that the wall will be mostly blank, in contrast to the actual separation barrier, which is covered in artwork and graffiti done by Palestinians and international activists. We invite everyone to come and paint whatever they want on this wall. We will have supplies and spray paint available.  There is no restriction as to the views that may be expressed on the wall (except for obscene material). Please only join us in painting it during the stated times- lunchtime Sunday to Wednesday– as we intend for this to be an opportunity for tangible dialogue on an issue that many on campus are afraid to talk about.

Cell Phone Drive to benefit New Horizon Domestic Violence Services in Middletown!

…You shouldn’t drive with your cell phone, but you should DONATE your cell phone to a cell phone drive…

Upgrading to the latest 5G cell phone and don’t know what to do with our unused 2, 3 and 4Gs? The office of Community Service is running a cell phone drive, with proceeds going to local domestic violence services. Recycling for a good cause!

Please donate cell phones that you no longer use by dropping them in marked boxes in North College Lobby, Usdan Info Desk, Science Center Lobby, or Olin Lobby.

Questions? Email sshor@wesleyan.edu or

Call the Office of Community Service at x2851